April 08, 2016

Join us on April 15 across Ontario to demand action on decent work

Since March 2015, the Ministry of Labour has been reviewing the laws that govern our workplaces. As we wait for the Interim Report of this Changing Workplaces Review, communities across the province will be mobilizing on April 15 to tell our elected officials that we are watching them closely — and we want them to be champions of decent work!

Workers have been speaking out about the state of the labour market — parents trying to make ends meet on poverty wages, recent graduates struggling to pay student debt on short-term contracts, temp workers with no guarantee of hours, workers losing their wages and working conditions when contracts flip, and unfair exemptions that leave some workers with no protection at all. On April 15, let’s make sure that every voice is heard and every worker is protected.

Take a moment now to learn about the actions happening near you, spread the word by sharing local events on Facebook or Twitter – we’re using hashtags  #15andFairness, #OntarioWeWant.

Toronto Actions
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Barrie
Rally and march to MPP Ann Hoggarth’s office
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Canadian Tire at 320 Bayfield Street
For media inquiries, contact Jessica Burnie 705-726-1722 EXT. 225 
To share the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/259908357683962/

Brampton
Airport Workers Rally GTAA
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
3111 Convair Drive, Greater Toronto Airports Authority
For media inquiries, contact Dan Janssen 416-529-3376
To share the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/976795192397978/

Guelph
Action blitzes
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Old Quebec Street Mall: main entrance

3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Willow West Mall: No Frills entrance.
For info and media inquiries, contact Janice Folk-Dawson cell: 519-766-8376

Hamilton
Action blitz
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
McDonald’s at Delta on 1268 King Street East
For media inquiries, contact Caitlin Craven 289-683-0082 
To share the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/229998344016748/

Kingston

Petitioning and leafleting action
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
In front Stauffer Library at University and Union
For media inquiries, contact Doug Nesbitt 613-929-3464
To share the event on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/events/1703845929858001/

Rally outside MPP Sophie Kiwala’s office
12:00 p.m.
303 Bagot Street (Bagot & Princess)
For info and media inquiries, contact Tara Kainer 613-544-4525 EXT.113

Kitchener/Waterloo
March
11:30 a.m.
Victoria Park downtown Kitchener
For media inquiries, contact Marjorie-Ann Knight 519-277-6145  fairnessand15kw@gmail.com 
To share the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/804639386304581/

London
Visiting MPP Deb Matthews, Minister responsible for poverty reduction
4:00 p.m.
Richmond and Piccadilly, Deb Matthews’ Office
For media inquiries, contact Patti Dalton 519-494-3901
To share the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/185371711819138/

Mississauga
Visiting Minister of Finance MPP Charles Sousa
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
120 Lakeshore Rd West (Port Credit)
For media inquiries please contact Jim McDowell 416-587-8809,  Felipe Pareja cell 647-203-2611 or Scott O’Donohue cell 416-417-5561.
To share the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/5043 

Niagara
Visiting MPP Jim Bradley
10:00 a.m.
2 Secord Drive, Unite 2, St Catharines
For info and media inquiries, contact Sue Hotte 905-932-1646  suehotte@yahoo.ca

North Bay

Sidewalk solidarity
12:30 p.m.
120 Lakeshore Drive
For media inquiries, contact Jared Hunt 705-845-8265
To share the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1078472825542949/

Oshawa

Visiting MPP Jennifer French
3:00 p.m.
78 Centre Street North, Unit 2
For media inquiries, contact Tiffany Balducci 905-391-1571
To share the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/948702558538909/

Ottawa
Rally & March
12:00 p.m.
Oscar Peterson Statue – corner of Elgin St and Mackenzie King Bridge
For media inquiries, contact Karen Cocq 647-970-84-64
To share the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/695052923971001/

Peterborough
Visiting MPP Jeff Leal and Rally
3:00 p.m.
236 King Street
For media inquiries, contact Suzanne Wheeler 705-808-0922
To share the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1016026431821719/

Sudbury
Rally outside MPP Glenn Thibeault’s office and March
12:00 p.m.
555 Barrydowne Road
For media inquiries contact, Nicole Beaulieu cell: 705-470-3323 
To share the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1664028053846957/

Windsor
Action Blitz
11:30 a.m.
Southwest corner of University Ave & Victoria Ave.
For media inquiries contact, Paul Chislett 519 252 1212 and Brian Hogan 519 999.
To find more information: http://www.wwec.ca/wwec-windsor-district-labour-council-and-making-waves-windsor-essex-info-booth-in-15-and-fairness/   

Toronto actions

Health provider leaflet blitz
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Dufferin Subway Station, North-West corner of Bloor and Dufferin
For media inquiries contact, Kate Hayman cell: 519-860-9866 and Danyaal Raza cell: 647-779-4705
To share the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/990082397728155/

Young workers & students feeder march
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
North-West corner of College and University
For media inquiries contact, Brynne Sinclair-Waters cell: 647-226-7184
To share the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1580695048912554/

OPSEU march to the Ministry of Labour
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
For media inquiries contact, Myles Magner cell: 416-427-2606
To share the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1000017606751595/

Rally at the Ministry of Labour
12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
400 University Avenue
For media inquiries contact, Nil Sendil 647-710-5795
To share the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/898936353537304/

Airport Workers Rally GTAA
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
3111 Convair Drive, Greater Toronto Airports Authority
For media inquiries, contact Dan Janssen 416-529-3376
To share the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/976795192397978/

Visiting Minister of Finance MPP Charles Sousa
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
120 Lakeshore Rd West (Port Credit)
For media inquiries please contact Jim McDowell 416-587-8809,  Felipe Pareja cell 647-203-2611 or Scott O’Donohue cell 416-417-5561.
To share the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/5043 


Now is the time to demonstrate the strength of our movement for decent work, join us on April 15 at a community near you and help us spread the word!

 

For further information contact:
Nil Sendil, Communications Coordinator, Fight for $15 & Fairness
Tel.  (cell):  647-710-5795 nil@workersactioncentre.org